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ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Boy with deer

Description: A smiling Bobby Don Hart holds up antlers of a hunted deer
Date: December 24, 1957
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of steel frame structure of TEC building. Brazos St is on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). In the center of photograph note steeple of Gethsemane Lutheran Church (15th and Congress; above the TEC building), to the left St. Austin's Catholic Church steeple (20th and Guadalupe) and the Goodall Wooten Dormitory to the right. The University campus on the top right.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of cranes and scaffolding at TEC construction site. 15th Street running left to right in center of photograph. Brazos St on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The back of the Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). The University campus on the top right.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Austin Aerials - TEC Building

Description: Aerial shot of finished TEC Building. Brazos St on the lower right and 14th on the lower left. The Swedish Central Methodist Church (State purchased and demolished in the 1950s, as state administration grew and government complex spread). The University Tower in the background.
Date: January 1, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Camp Mabry

Description: Photograph of a building at Camp Mabry with cars and trucks parked outside.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Dining room interior of the Villa Capri Motor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of Villa Capri Motel restaurant dining room, located at 2300 North Interregional Highway (East Avenue, now I-35), with a burnished steel sunken charcoal broiling pit, for cooking steaks, in the center. There are overhead chandeliers made of bundles of radiating brass rods that simulate sunbursts, or perhaps exploding atoms. On the far wall is a modern wall design made with colored panels. The vaulted ceiling has exposed beams. Four-top dining tables with white table cloths are set with plates and utensils. The metal welding work at the Villa Capri Motor Hotel Restaurant was done by Milton Messer, who operated the Modern Supply Company machinists and welders from 1942 to 1982.
Date: 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Item Type: Photograph

Governor's Mansion Sam Houston Room

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Governor's Mansion showing the Sam Houston Room, with the fireplace, portrait of Houston, an armchair, and a war drum serving as a side table. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1958 was Democratic Governor Price Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Lester Palmer Municipal Auditorium exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Austin Municipal Auditorium during construction. The auditorium was designed by the Austin firm Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse, & Greeven. The dome's color scheme was created by modern artist Seymour Fogel, who was an instructor at the University of Texas Department of Art and Art History at the time.
Date: 1958~
Creator: Rockdale Works Photo
Item Type: Photograph

Miller's Garage Old Shine Parlor

Description: Photograph of three men at the counter of Miller's Garage Old Shine Parlor. The glass case displays current products, and the three men wearing suits perform a transaction. Behind the counter a window (or mirror) reflects the street outside with a taxi driving by.
Date: 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Palmer Municipal Auditorium, interior view during construction]

Description: Photograph of lobby interior, ramps and exterior glass curtain wall of the Palmer Municipal Auditorium just prior to completion in 1958. Also visible are the decorative terrazzo floor, aluminum pendant light fixtures, and drinking fountains on the far wall. The Auditorium was designed by Page, Southerland and Page, with Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse & Greeven consulting architects.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photo]

Description: Aerial photo. Austin, Texas. Looking south toward the Colorado River from East Austin. East 7th Street running from right to left (West to East) in mid center of frame. The swimming pool area (notice baseball field) in the center foreground of the photograph is now Zaragoza Park. In the center is the Iglehart buildings next to the railroad and lower the Govalle Shopping Center . Far left center is Brooks School.
Date: January 11, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph